Thursday’s LRC Businesses Session and new Voc-Rehab initative

During Thursday’s Business session, the new executive committee was installed but has to be ratified at the Alexandria meeting due to being one short of a quorum. Our Leadership Team is as follows:                                                                                                                             

Chair = Derek White – Baton Rouge

Vice Chair = Ron Key -Shreveport

Secretary = Jenny Bollinger – Governor’s Office

At-Large1 = Pam Allen -Ruston

At-Large2 = Warren Hebert -Lafayette

Committee Chair = Marla Reissand-Dorsey – Orleans Parish

Committee Chair = Laura S. Nata – Jefferson Parish

Meeting Sites for FY 12-13:

Oct 3-4 = Alexandria

Jan 10-11 = Baton Rouge

April 4-5 = Covington

Committees will meet 10-noon and the full council will meet starting at noon on 1st day and adjourn at noon on 2nd day

The new meeting schedule calls for the following:

4 quarterly meetings

Meetings in July, January and April will be centrally located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans Northshore

The October meeting will take place in the region that scores the lowest on the consumer satisification survery, the next survey will be occurring in all regions of the state this upcoming FY

Enhanced one-day meeting formats may start next July depending on how much progress is made prior to the January Baton Rouge Meeting when the dates for the next FY have to be set in accordinance with the bylaws

I would also like to announce that Louisiana Rehab Services is introducting a new initative to focus on employment service delivery instead of providers. As a member of the LRC, I have an obligation to keep you inform what is going on. What the new model will call for is for counselors to offer equipment needed to do the Job and will require active participation. The initative will also call for a video orientation similar to Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Service consumers in Texas go though.

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